Company: Singularity University
Title: Track Chair
Location: Sunnyvale, United States
Fields of operation: Social, Science
Brad Templeton founded and designed the software for ClariNet Communications Corp., the first internet-based content company, then sold it to Newsedge Corporation in 1997. ClariNet publishes an online electronic newspaper delivered for live reading on subscribers machines. He has been active in the computer network community since 1979, participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days and in 1987 he founded and edited rec.humor.funny, the world's most widely read computerized conference on that network, and today the world's longest running blog. He has been a software company founder, and is the author of a dozen packaged microcomputer software products. He is a director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading civil rights advocacy group for cyberspace, and chaired the foundation from 2000 to 2010. He built a system to reinvent the phone call that you haven't seen yet. He writes and researches the future of automated transportation at Robocars.com and helping build them at Google. He is also on the board of the Foresight Institute (A nonprofit Nanotech think-tank) and technical advisor to BitTorrent, Inc.